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Old 27-12-2010, 17:43   #1
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Running OpenCPN on Inexpensive Hardware

I am considering installing a dedicated OpenCPN machine on my Catalina 30 (in the cabin), and this linux all in one system looks too sweet to pass up. I understand OpenCPN has minimal hardware requirements, has anyone used hardware like this (Chumby)? It's only 70 bucks after rebate!

http://goo.gl/bczQ
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  • 800MHz processor
  • 2GB memory
  • 8" LCD touch-screen display
  • 7-in-1 media reader
  • 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
  • Chumby (Linux 2.6) operating system preinstalled
Heck, I'd consider trying to but it in a watherproof box and mount it by the helm (but I won't).
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Old 27-12-2010, 18:08   #2
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link for rebate?

Dont know if any has tried CPN on them yet but, it has a USB port for a gps so it just might.
Where is link for rebate and 880mhz model. doesn't show up on chumby ?

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I am considering installing a dedicated OpenCPN machine on my Catalina 30 (in the cabin), and this linux all in one system looks too sweet to pass up. I understand OpenCPN has minimal hardware requirements, has anyone used hardware like this (Chumby)? It's only 70 bucks after rebate!

http://goo.gl/bczQ
Main Page - ChumbyWiki
  • 800MHz processor
  • 2GB memory
  • 8" LCD touch-screen display
  • 7-in-1 media reader
  • 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
  • Chumby (Linux 2.6) operating system preinstalled
Heck, I'd consider trying to but it in a watherproof box and mount it by the helm (but I won't).
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Old 27-12-2010, 18:14   #3
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Rebate link for Infocast

That shortened URL links to BestBuy site, SKU# 9854795.
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Old 28-12-2010, 00:50   #4
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I am using OpenCPN with Ubuntu 10.10 on an old Sony Vaio 750MHz, 325MB RAM. It is SWEET!. It is less responsive to dragging chart positions than my more modern Fujitsu 1.4GHz 2GB machine running W7 but perfectly usable. Give it a go. I think you will be well pleased.
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Old 28-12-2010, 01:03   #5
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interesting concept...but out of stock everywhere i've looked.
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